Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Fancy French chickens....




Bonjour from a chilly but sunny SW France.

I spent Christmas day with the beautiful creatures that you see above and in the photos that appear below. They belong to French Boyfriend's frere and "belle soeur". Note "belle soeur" is an expression used for sisiter in law and translates literally to beautiful sister.

When I first came to France and heard this expression I thought that it was sweet that everyone caled their sister beautiful and their brother handsome "beau".

Lunch was an amazing affair that started arround midday and finished at 7pm, what a fabulous feast that it was. Champagne started the afternoon off nicely followed by platters laden with french oysters and foie gras. The "piece de resistance" was the "Chapon" which also arrived on an even larger platter.


It is a male chicken which has had its private parts removed and as a result grows larger than normal. Enough said.....

It was delicious and came served with a type of farci.

The meal was finished with two buche de Noels - one ozzing with chocolate and one made with marrons which really was delicious.

After lunch I visited these beautiful creatures......



They were enjoying their luch in the winter sunshine. They are adorable and very fluffy to touch, not at all like a normal chicken.





They were lots of fabulous chickens many of which were exotic, but my favourite photo is this one. he looks so handsome with the sun shining on his beautiful plumes.


I hope that you all had a very Happy Christmas, ours was a fabulous one, merci beaucoup to Thierry and Cathy for a fabulous day.



Amicalement, Leeann x

5 comments:

  1. What a delicious food and delicious time you had for Xmas day!
    whish you happy new year!
    Your fronton is amazing in my home.
    Bisous, Babi

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  2. Beautiful chicken photos! Have a Happy New Year!

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  3. Beautiful chickens..les poules belles? Or something like that? Is poule masculine or feminine..? I can't recall from my high school French! Anyway.. have a Joyous New Year!

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  4. Hi Leeann, your day with family and chickens sounds fabulous, to say the least. The food you described sounds delicious, I could almost smell it through my computer! Have a wonderful festive season and new year or bonne annee, I believe? Til next time, Tammy

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  5. Bonjour Leeann,

    Sounds like the perfect Christmas and the photo of you with the chicken is lovely.
    I see you have blue sky, even if it is chilly... we have pouring rain but I always say it has to be good for the garden and water tank.

    Happy new Year
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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